Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Second Sunday in Lent.

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect from the First Day of Lent is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

Daily Bible Verse

Monday, August 31, 2009

Dr. Albert Mohler Addresses Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on the Future of the SBC

This video is a bit lengthy. However, Albert Mohler's tracing of the history of the Southern Baptist Convention's initial organization and cooperation is helpful in understanding of how the SBC got to the place it is today. Unfortunately, the Southern Baptist Convention seems to be in decline as many other Evangelical denominations are. Could it be that a focus on business methods and church growth techniques involving "efficiency" have in fact contributed to a decline in the teaching and preaching of the Gospel and hence a decline in true conversions and biblical Christianity? Is true growth based on programs and techniques borrowed from business? Or is growth based on "making disciples" as commanded by Christ? This is a vital issue for any local congregation or denomination eeking to evangelize the community at hand and the world at large.

As an aside, Mohler was expected to be born in October of 1959, the same month and year I was born. We be old:)

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